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Among Friends on Radio, McInnis Says He Has "Complete Vindication" but "Just a Little Too Late"

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.31.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Why did McInnis wait until it was too late? Why didn't he release the emails that allegedly instructed Rolly Fischer not to plagiarize? That's the question everyone's been asking, and Rick Wagner didn't ask it.

McInnis Cleared of Dishonest Lawyer Conduct, But Questionable Politician Conduct Still a Problem

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.23.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The investigation cleans up Scott McInnis a bit, but it doesn't clear his name, unless you believe throwing people under buses is a good idea.

Hasan Family, Influential Colorado GOP Donors, May Bolt From Party Over NYC Mosque Episode

TPMDC | Brian Beutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An influential Muslim GOP donor is at the end of her tether, and tells TPM she may eventually have to leave the Republican party over its opposition t...

McInnis Misses Ethics Probe Deadline, Asks For Extension

Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Ethics Watch filed a complaint last month asserting that GOP candidate for governor and Colorado licensed attorney Scott McInnis violated pro...

Scott McInnis Approached Hasan Family Foundation Looking For Work: Malik Hasan

Pueblo Chieftain | PATRICK MALONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

AVON -- Nine-year-old Malik Hasan could have used a U.S. congressman on his side while he evaded death during the genocide that ravaged his native cou...

McInnis Reaches Deal To Repay Money From Plagiarized Papers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Scott McInnis Trying To 'Wiggle Out' Of Repaying $300,000 Form Plagiarized Work: Hasan Family

The Colorado Independent | Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Embattled Republican candidate for governor Scott McInnis has so far avoided making any arrangements to pay back to the influential conservative Hasan...

Did McInnis Avoid Taxes on $112,500 of Hasan Water Money?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Why did McInnis run $112,500 of his $300,000 payment from the Hasan Family Foundation through a company called "Scott McInnis Invest 2 LLC," which lists Lori McInnis, Scott's wife, as the registered agent?

Dear Scott: It Still Doesn't Add Up

Ellen Dumm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ellen Dumm

The timeline just doesn't add up. When did the Hasan Family Foundation hire former congressman Scott McInnis? And why? The timeline and the reasons just don't add up.

When Will the Hasans Get Their $300K Back?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Journalists may not like to think of themselves as grade-school teachers for public officials and candidates, but they often serve this function.

Scott McInnis Plagiarim Developments: Hasan Family Foundation Asks For Its Money Back

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE: UPDATE: KDVR's Eli Stokols reports that at least three McInnis staffers have quit the campaign amid accusations that the candidate plagiarized...

Freelance Writer Now Desperately Seeking McInnis

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With this plagiarism deal, Scott McInnis has taken freelance writing to a new level, unheard of before.

Media Focus on McInnis' Plagiarism Overshadows Underlying Issue of Fraud

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The plagiarized articles appear to constitute a breach of his contract, and breach-of-contract is a common type of fraud. Even if the work was being done for a foundation, it was a business transaction.

Politics and Plagiarism

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

Hearing our politicians lie and cheat is usually something that comes out after they are elected to office.

Interview With "Remorseful" Water Researcher Is a Prize Catch

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Among the unwritten articles out there, perhaps one of the biggest is the story of McInnis's research assistant, Rolly Fischer, whom the candidate is blaming for the plagiarism in those once-elusive water articles.

Anti-Ward Churchill Talk Show Hosts Disagree on McInnis

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It seems like an age has gone by since the Denver media, gamely led by the bygone Rocky Mountain News, was in full-bore media frenzy over a CU professor named Ward Churchill.

Hasan Family Foundation: We Were Disappointed With McInnis's Papers Even Before Plagiarism Charges

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis's scrambling to save face after allegations of plagiarism may be putting the former congressman in an even deepe...

Reporters Should Call McInnis' Lapse What It Apparently Is: Plagiarism

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Strangely, however, The Post did not use the word "plagiarism" to describe McInnis' water writings.

Scott McInnis's Water Writings For Hasan Family Foundation Nearly Identical To Gregory Hobbs's Wprk

The Denver Post | Karen E. Crummy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Portions of essays on water submitted for publication by gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis are identical or nearly identical to work published yea...

Freelance Writers for Scott McInnis

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

As a sometime freelance writer, I'm really, really impressed with the $300,000 job Scott McInnis got from the Hasan Family Foundation to write a "series of in-depth articles on water."

Foundation Paid McInnis $300,000 to Write and Speak, Not $150,000; 12 Water Articles Released

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Over the weekend, The Hasan Family Foundation posted a series of articles on its website called "Musings on Water." Guess who's listed as the author? Yup, Scott McInnis.

McInnis Flip on Springs Water Issue May Explain Silence on His Hasan Water Articles

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The simple reason for McInnis' apparent refusal to produce his water opus might be the fact that these issues are so mind-bogglingly sensitive that he feels he has nothing to gain politically by exposing more of his thinking on the topic.

The Trail to McInnis Water Articles Runs Dry

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When someone gets $150,000 from the Hasan Family Foundation to write a series of in-depth articles, you'd think journalists, being writers themselves, would want to see what was written.

Where Are McInnis' Writings About Colorado Water Issues?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

What did Scott McInnis write during his $150,000 fellowship with the Hasan Family Foundation?